Alex Orlando is a journalist and science writer based in San Francisco, California. He's currently a staff reporter at the Half Moon Bay Review, where he writes about everything from the Coastside's unincorporated areas to cannabis and moldy school buildings.

In his past lives, Alex was a senior writer for Houston's Texas Medical Center and an ESL teacher in South Korea. His work has been featured in the Half Moon Bay Review, San Francisco Magazine, Berkeleyside and TMC Pulse, among others. 

When he's not writing, Alex likes hiking, traveling, cooking fried rice and getting lost in the silver screen. Don't ask about his addiction to movie theater popcorn.